Printers will always make noise. But if you work in a busy, customer-focused environment such as a call centre, doctor’s surgery or school, the less distracting noise your printer makes, the better. If you are a small-business owner operating out of a small office or home study where you value the peace and quiet, a quiet printer could also be a great choice.
In general, the faster the printer, the louder the sound. Similarly, a laser model is likely to be quieter than an inkjet as, in a laser printer, the fusing process heats the toner across the entire width of the paper as opposed to the printer arm moving constantly back and forth. Instead, the sound that a laser printer generates is usually from the paper being fed through into the printer.
With these points in mind, we’ve collated a list of some of the quietest printers, so you can finally rid your workplace of loud printer noise.
Quiet Laser Printers
Kyocera printers are known to be reliable for the workplace, and this one is no different. The FS-1061DN is ideal for small workspaces: quiet, efficient and compact. Simply press the quiet mode button to significantly reduce noise from the printer.
The FS-1061DN also has low running costs and is reliable, making it even more suitable for business use.
This Lexmark printer is great for small offices thanks to its sleek and compact body. For especially quiet printing, select the quiet mode using the colour touchpad screen. The printer also has an eco-friendly setting that includes two side printing as standard as well as an instant warm up fuser so the printer will be up and running in less than 10 seconds.
With this printer, you can also gain access to the Lexmark cartridge collection programme which cuts down on eco-harmful waste by recycling spent cartridges.
Quiet Inkjet Printers
The high standard, low energy printing of this Epson printer is perfect for offices as it offers high level performance while consuming 80% less energy than competing models. Its quiet mode setting and no fan noise functionality also mean that printing will happen quickly and quietly – increasing efficiency in your office and keeping background noise to a minimum.
Quiet Multifunction Printers
This multifunction laser printer from Kyocera represents excellent value for money. Print, copy, scan or fax using this printer – ideal for small offices where space is of a premium. The printer has low running costs and is reliable, and its quiet mode button will significantly reduce noise from the printer so that you won’t disturb your colleagues.